Course descriptions

Biomedical Science
Health & Physical Education (Primary & Secondary)
Exercise & Sport Science
Health Promotion
Outdoor Recreation

HLTH1000 Human Structure and Function
Specifically, this course will examine the structural organisation of cells and tissues and the functioning of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory and respiratory systems in the support of life and movement. Students will also identify anatomical and physiological characteristics and features within each system that that are important in understanding the control and support of movement.

HLTH1001 Physical Activity and Health
Physical Activity and Health explores the mounting evidence about the importance of physical activity to health across the lifespan. It addresses current health statistics for different groups in the Australian population and it examines the implications for health promotion strategies that target both individuals and the whole community. A particular focus will be on how health promotion initiatives are achieved through the creation of partnerships between non-government and government sectors. Guest speakers will present examples of community health promotion campaigns that encourage lifestyle change to being physically active.

HLTH1004 Well-Being Fundamentals for Success
This course involves three modules: Physical Well-being; educates students in the theory and practice of achieving and maintaining physical health, including the research literature supporting the effect of exercise, nutrition and sleep in improving health outcomes and preventing disease. Mental Well-being; educates students regarding the theory and evidence based practises for maintaining mental well-being, including identifying stress and effective strategies for stress management. Personal Development; develops skills that can benefit everyday life as well as professional life including interpersonal communication, emotional intelligence, leadership skills, time management, presentation skills and social media management. The course will include a combination of workshops and practical activities to develop students’ knowledge and skills that can be implemented in their personal and professional life.

HLTH1010 Applications of Functional Anatomy to Physical Education
Pre-requisite: HLTH1000 Human Structure and Function
This course will examine the structural characteristics of the human body as they relate to performance and physical activity. Specifically the course will examine joint and muscle architecture, body shape, size, proportionality and composition as well as flexibility, muscular strength and power, and how these variables influence human performance. Students will develop skills that will permit the accurate measurement and assessment of physical capacity and understand how these relate to the identification of strategies designed to improve physical performance. Tutorial activities will provide students with the opportunity to develop assessment skills and identify appropriate strategies designed to optimise human performance.

HLTH1030 Anatomy and Physiology of Body Systems
Pre-requisite: HLTH1000 Human Structure and Function OR BIOL1250 Molecular and Cell Biology
This course is designed to complement other courses in human anatomy and physiology that are offered in the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences and Bachelor of Physiotherapy programs.  Students will undertake study in the basic constituents of intra- and intercellular fluids, the gross and microscopic anatomy and physiology of the urinary system, the structure and function of the gastrointestinal system, and understand the mechanisms underlying their regulation.  In addition, you will examine the structure and function of the endocrine and reproductive systems and the systems associated with the sensory phenomena such as sight, hearing, taste, and smell.

HLTH1100 Exercise Physiology
Pre-requisite: HLTH1000 Human Structure and Function
This course will examine the physiological responses that occur as a result of exposure to acute or chronically imposed exercise conditions. Students will develop an understanding of the exercise response and the associated benefits that will subsequently impact on the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle, optimise training adaptation for sports participation and assist in disease prevention. Students will become familiar with and be able to apply assessment protocols that report the health and fitness status of school children and adults. This knowledge will provide the skills enabling the student to apply the principles of exercise and the associated benefits in promoting concepts of healthy lifestyle and in the training and preparation for sports participation. Laboratory activities will enable the student to observe and interpret the exercise response and to apply appropriate strategies that will promote health and well being as a consequence of exercise.

HLTH1150 Academic Research and Writing in Health Sciences
Information literacy is the capacity to know when you need information, what sort you need, where to find it, and how to evaluate and organise it.  This course is designed to provide the concepts and skills needed to obtain and use information effectively.  The emphasis is on the location and use of information sources covered in the field of Health Sciences, but the strategies learned can be used in any subject area. Major information sources covered include the library, electronic databases and the Internet.  The course will provide knowledge and skills to complete the tasks required for academic writing and research.

HLTH1201 Physical Performance Laboratory I
This course is designed to introduce students to those skill activities appropriate for primary and lower secondary students. There are three streams – Athletics, Fundamental Movement Skills and Swimming.

  • The Athletics component provides students with the knowledge and skills to design, implement and conduct an athletics program in either a primary or secondary environment. The theoretical knowledge of specific technical cues for each track and field event are combined with practical teaching and planning for specific event groups.
  • The Fundamental Movement Skills component will develop basic movement observation and analysis coupled with individual, partner and group activities which can be used to develop these skills in children.  Students will plan, invent, participate in and instruct games to peers in class.
  • Swimming will cover content relevant for teaching learners to swim and lead to Austswim Accreditation with extra out-of-class training.

HLTH1202 Physical Performance Laboratory II
Pre-requisite: HLTH1201 Physical Performance Laboratory 1  (BHPE Students only)
This course furthers the work introduced in HLTH1201.  The course is designed to assist prospective teachers in furthering the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary for the successful implementation of Health and Physical Education programmes in schools.    The three components of this course will examine aspects of Fundamental Movement Skills, Modified Games and Gymnastics to assist students in providing children with a balanced and rich Physical Education curriculum experience.  The development of teaching skills will be covered together with planning for lesson content and delivery.
A significant component of this course is directed towards developing the students physical activity and movement repertoire though practical experience. Therefore, students are expected to participate in all activities. It is also expected for students to maintain a record of all in-class activities and handouts for the further development of their Health and Physical Education Resource File.

HLTH1420 Human Growth and Development
This course will develop the knowledge and understanding of how age, gender and developmental stages may each influence the individual's exercise capacity and motivation to participate in regular physical activity, and how physical activity in turn may influence growth and development. Resistance and endurance training principles for children, adolescents and the older adult will be covered. The course will investigate changes that occur across the lifespan.

HLTH1504 Health Promotion Industry Practicum 1A
The aim of this course 1A is to commence the development of industry-ready practical skills required for employment within preventive health and health promotion areas. Students will be required to complete three Industry Practica throughout the Bachelor of Preventive Health degree; completing 50 hours practicum work in their first year in a workplace approved by the course coordinator.
Students gain the relevant certifications that will ready the student to engage in safe practice and are also required by the Preventive Health Industries where employees work as a health promotion professional. Accordingly, the basis of the preliminary industry practicum for Bachelor of Preventive Health students is to gain current certifications in: Senior First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

HLTH1505 Health Promotion Industry Practicum 1B
Pre-requisites: HLTH1504 Preventive Health Industry Practicum 1A
The aim of this course is to commence the development of industry-ready practical skills required for employment within preventive health and health promotion areas. Students will be required to complete three Industry Practica throughout the Bachelor of Preventive Health degree; completing 50 hours practicum work in their first year in a workplace approved by the course coordinator.
Students gain the relevant certifications that will ready the student to engage in safe practice and are also required by the Preventive Health Industries where employees work as a health promotion professional. Accordingly, the basis of the preliminary industry practicum for Bachelor of Preventive Health students is to gain current certifications in: Senior First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

HLTH1506 Outdoor Recreation Industry Practicum 1A
The aim of this course is to develop industry-ready practical skills required for employment in the outdoor recreation and outdoor education industry. Students will be required to complete three Industry Practica throughout the Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation degree. During their first year, students will participate in a number of activities and programs run by the government sector. The objectives in this commencing industry practicum are that students gain the relevant certifications that will ready the student to engage in safe practice and are also required by the Outdoor Recreation Industries where employees work as an outdoor recreation/education professional. Accordingly, the basis of the preliminary industry practicum for Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation students is to gain current certifications in: Aquatic Rescue Qualification (ARQ) or equivalent; Wilderness First Aid, Recreational Skipper’s Ticket and Small Boat Sailing.
Students are required to complete 50 hours practicum. The course is available only to Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation students.

HLTH1507 Outdoor Recreation Industry Practicum 1B
Pre-requisite: HLTH1506 Outdoor Recreation Industry Practicum 1A
The aim of this course is to develop industry-ready practical skills required for employment in the outdoor recreation and outdoor education industry. Students will be required to complete three Industry Practica throughout the Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation degree. During their first year, students will participate in a number of activities and programs run by the government sector. The objectives in this commencing industry practicum are that students gain the relevant certifications that will ready the student to engage in safe practice and are also required by the Outdoor Recreation Industries where employees work as an outdoor recreation/education professional. Accordingly, the basis of the preliminary industry practicum for Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation students is to gain current certifications in: Aquatic Rescue Qualification (ARQ) or equivalent; Wilderness First Aid, Recreational Skipper’s Ticket and Small Boat Sailing.
Students are required to complete 50 hours practicum. The course is available only to Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation students.

HLTH1508 Sport and Recreation Management Industry Practicum 1A
The aim of this course is to develop industry-ready practical skills required for employment in sports clubs and recreation centres. Students will be required to complete three Industry Practica throughout the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management degree. Depending on the industry networks, students will participate in a variety of activities such as sports promotion, event administration, sport/recreation development and sport/recreation management. The course is available only to Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management students.  Students gain the relevant certifications that will ready the student to engage in safe practice and are also required by the Sport and Recreation Management Industries where employees work as a recreation or management professional. Accordingly, the basis of the preliminary industry practicum for Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management students is to gain current certifications in Senior First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). 
Including these certifications, students are to complete 50 hours work practicum in a workplace approved by the course coordinator.

HLTH1509 Sport and Recreation Management Industry Practicum 1B
Pre-requisite: HLTH1508 Sport and Recreation Management Industry Practicum 1A
The aim of this course is to develop industry-ready practical skills required for employment in sports clubs and recreation centres. Students will be required to complete three Industry Practica throughout the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management degree. Depending on the industry networks, students will participate in a variety of activities such as sports promotion, event administration, sport/recreation development and sport/recreation management. The course is available only to Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management students.  Students gain the relevant certifications that will ready the student to engage in safe practice and are also required by the Sport and Recreation Management Industries where employees work as a recreation or management professional. Accordingly, the basis of the preliminary industry practicum for Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management students is to gain current certifications in Senior First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Including these certifications, students are to complete 50 hours work practicum in a workplace approved by the course coordinator.

HLTH1620 Health Issues and Preventive Approaches
This course will explore the Social View of Health, the Social Justice Framework and the Ottowa Charter for Health Promotion as pathways for exploring priority health issues. The course will place emphasis on the identification and investigation of contemporary and dynamic health issues including obesity, diabetes, depression, drug use, road traffic trauma; hepatitis c and teenage pregnancy.   Students will also critically analyse a range of current and past health promotion programs including 'Beyond Blue'; 'Quit'; 'Smarter than Smoking'; 'Be Active Every Day'; 'Find 30'; and '5 Veg and 2 Fruit', including workplace health policy.

HLTH1910 Introduction to Professional Practice in Outdoor Recreation
Pre-requisite: Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation students only
This course will provide fundamental concepts of professional practice required in Outdoor Recreation/Education.  Students will develop an understanding of the developmental history of the outdoor industry and investigate philosophy, ethics and the competencies required of individuals in this field.  Providers in both public and private sectors will be examined.  Students will analyse the contribution that Outdoor Recreation/Education has made to society in the past and hypothesize future developments.

HLTH1920 Introduction to Teaching and Learning in an Experiential Context 
Experiential education is essential for learning in the outdoors. Experiential learning occurs when carefully chosen experiences are supported by reflection, critical analysis and synthesis.  Students will investigate philosophies, develop experiential lessons and investigate the essential skills of facilitation and debriefing.

HLTH1930 Basic Expedition Skills
In this course information students will explore the concept of journeying on land and water. They will develop an appreciation of the importance of minimum impact travel and camping and demonstrate an understanding of the clothing and equipment required to operate safely in outdoor settings. Students will demonstrate their capacity to plan and implement journeys on land and water with particular reference to a safety management plan, an accident response kit and budgeting. Attendance at both lectures and camp is compulsory.

HLTH2000 Motor Control, Development and Learning
This course will introduce students to theories and principles that apply to motor skill acquisition across the lifespan. Basic neural and cognitive control processes underpinning skilled movement will be introduced.  Lecture and laboratory activities will contrast motor program theory and dynamic pattern theory in evaluating developmental constraints (person factors), analysing the nature of skill to be learned (task factors), and in manipulating practice variables (learning environment factors) to facilitate skill acquisition.

HLTH2100 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity
Pre-requisites: HLTH1150 Academic Research and Writing in Health Sciences and BESC1000 Developmental Psychology or HLTH1001 Physical Activity and Health
This course will develop an understanding of ways psychological variables such as motivation, self-efficacy, perceived competence, body image and anxiety can affect an individual's participation in, and enjoyment of physical activity.  The impact of societal structures and the social significance of sport and physical activity will be examined from different theoretical perspectives.

HLTH2200 Physiology of Training and Environmental Extremes
This course will develop an understanding of training responses and the principles of physical conditioning and the development of fitness through regular exercise. Knowledge of the training stimulus and responses related to gender and age differences will also be developed. A detailed understanding of thermoregulation and the consequences of exercise and training in environmental extremes will also be developed. Considerations and principles in developing a training calendar for athletes and coaches will be addressed. Students will also develop knowledge and understanding of the value and principles of athlete assessment in processes of performance enhancement.

HLTH2203 Physical Performance Lab 3
Pre-requisite: HLTH1202 Physical Performance Laboratory II (BHPE students only)
The activities included in this course (Physical Performance Laboratory 3) are those appropriate for teaching primary and lower secondary school children. There are three streams: Modified Games (2); Gymnastics and Dance (2)

  • Modified Games (2) will introduce students to the modified versions of the major team sports of our culture.  Students will build on the skills of teaching developed in HPE1202, including lesson planning, and Management and Instructional Task systems.
  • Gymnastics will cover the general principles for teaching gymnastics in a school setting.  Students will investigate and experience the main dominant movement patterns which are the building blocks for more complex skills and efficient body control.
  • Dance (2) will explore movement activities in relation to language arts, visual arts, music and drama that highlight the value, joy and expression of movement to children’s understanding of their own being. Students will investigate the dance elements and curriculum outcomes and apply these to dance making and other practical classroom activities for both primary and secondary students. It will be a personal journey that raises the student’s awareness of their own creativity, the diversity of dance in the community and the cross-curricular linkages in education.

HLTH2204 Physical Performance Lab 4
Pre-requisite: HLTH2203 Physical Performance Laboratory III (BHPE Students only)
This course will examine the main-theme Physical Education curriculum models with Sport Education in Physical Education Program (SEPEP) and Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) being the focus models. SEPEP introduces a student centred, inclusive approach within situated learning theory. In this approach, the physical educator moves “off centre stage” and becomes a facilitator as students become engaged in the managerial and instructional leadership roles in the context of a focus sport.  Teaching Games for Understanding is a process of teaching strategic and tactical awareness through modified games.

HLTH2210 Biochemistry
Pre-requisite: SCIE1000 Introduction to Chemistry, BIOL1250 Molecular and Cellular Biology
This course is designed to introduce to the students fundamental concepts in Biochemistry and the molecular basis of life.  Students will undertake study in the structures and functions of carbohydrate, lipid, protein, nucleotide and their metabolism.  The concept of bioenergetics will be introduced in intermediary metabolism and the kinetics of enzymatic reaction in enzymology. There will be an emphasis on applied biochemistry in the integration of metabolism.  The course will be delivered by lectures, practicals and tutorials.  Assessments will include tutorial questions, written assignment, practical report and a final written examination.

HLTH2270 Data Analysis and Experimental Design
Pre-requisite: HLTH1150 Academic Research and Writing in Health Sciences (or equivalent)
This course provides an introduction to the iterative nature of scientific investigation. Students will gain a greater understanding of experimental design, data analysis and interpretation of results in research. Basic statistical analyses will be covered; hypothesis development, central tendency, probability, analysis of variance, correlation, regression significance testing and non-parametric statistics. Students will become familiar with the statistical package SPSS.

HLTH2300 Microbiology
This course is an introduction to the principles of microbiology and to the clinical, environmental and economic significance of micro organisms, focusing primarily on bacteria, viruses and fungi. The course provides an understanding of bacterial metabolism, nutrition & growth requirements and how they are applied in the cultivation, control and differentiation of bacteria. Special attention is paid to the role and significance of different classes of bacteria in human infections. The course includes a laboratory component that develops techniques for the safe and proficient microscopic, cultural and molecular examination and manipulation of bacteria.

HLTH2410 Principles of Strength and Conditioning
Students will develop a detailed knowledge of human musculoskeletal anatomy as it relates to functional capability and economy of movement. Students will also know and understand the fundamentals of strength training, lifting techniques and training responses and the principles of programme design for the effective application of weight training for developing strength and endurance in gymnasium and sports contexts.

HLTH2504 Health Promotion Industry Practicum 2A
The aim of this course is to develop industry-ready practical skills required for employment in community development and health promotion areas. Students studying the Bachelor of Preventive Health will be required to complete this industry-based practicum during their second year of study. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Preventive Health course are required to complete 100 hours in an approved area. Depending on industry networks, students will participate in a variety of specific programs or projects, health promotion or community development. This experiential course is completed in the health industry with work placement being under supervision of a health promotion professional. The course may be completed in a variety of ways depending on the particular placement – for example, a 5 week block in winter term, intensive accreditation courses or community seminars, or part-day periods for the whole academic year.

HLTH2505 Health Promotion Industry Practicum 2B
Pre-requisite: HLTH2504 Health Promotion Industry  Practicum 2A
The aim of this course is to develop industry-ready practical skills required for employment in community development and health promotion areas. Students studying the Bachelor of Preventive Health will be required to complete this industry-based practicum during their second year of study. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Preventive Health course are required to complete 100 hours in an approved area. Depending on industry networks, students will participate in a variety of specific programs or projects, health promotion or community development. This experiential course is completed in the health industry with work placement being under supervision of a health promotion professional. The course may be completed in a variety of ways depending on the particular placement – for example, a 5 week block in winter term, intensive accreditation courses or community seminars, or part-day periods for the whole academic year.

HLTH2506 Exercise and Sport Science Industry Practicum A
The aim of this course is to develop industry-ready practical skills required for employment in health clubs and community exercise settings.  Students studying the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science will be required to complete this industry-based practicum during their second year of study. Depending on industry networks, students will participate in a variety of activities such as health and fitness assessments and exercise prescription for apparently healthy populations.  This course is completed as part of the practicum requirements for accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and requires 150hrs of supervised practicum. The 150hrs are to be made up of 50 hours as a sports trainer, and 100 hours of exercise delivery. The course may be completed in a variety of ways depending on the particular placement – for example, a 5 week block in winter term, intensive accreditation courses or part-day periods for the whole academic year.

HLTH2507 Exercise and Sport Science Industry Practicum B
Pre-requisite: HLTH2506 Exercise & Sport Science Industry Practicum A
The aim of this course is to develop industry-ready practical skills required for employment in health clubs and community exercise settings.  Students studying the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science will be required to complete this industry-based practicum during their second year of study.  Depending on industry networks, students will participate in a variety of activities such as health and fitness assessments and exercise prescription for apparently healthy populations.  This course is completed as part of the practicum requirements for accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and requires 150hrs of supervised practicum. The 150hrs are to be made up of 50 hours as a sports trainer, and 100 hours of exercise delivery. The course may be completed in a variety of ways depending on the particular placement – for example, a 5 week block in winter term, intensive accreditation courses or part-day periods for the whole academic year.

HLTH2508 Outdoor Recreation Industry Practicum 2A
The aim of this course is to develop industry-ready practical skills required for employment in the outdoor education and outdoor recreation industry. Students studying the Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation will be required to complete this industry-based practicum during their second year of study.  Students will participate in a variety of activities, programs and expeditions run by schools, private outdoor recreation and education centres, government and non government organisations.  This experiential course is completed in the recreation industry with work placement being under the supervision of outdoor recreation professionals. The objectives in continuing industry practicum are that students maintain the relevant certifications required by industry standards to engage in safe practice. Accordingly, students need to maintain current certifications in: Aquatic Rescue Qualification (ARQ) or equivalent and Wilderness First Aid.
Students enrolled in the course as part of the Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation course are required to complete 100 hours in an approved area. The course is available only to Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation students.

HLTH2509 Outdoor Recreation Industry Practicum 2B
Pre-requisite: HLTH2508 Outdoor Recreation Industry Practicum 2A
The aim of this course is to develop industry-ready practical skills required for employment in the outdoor education and outdoor recreation industry. Students studying the Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation will be required to complete this industry-based practicum during their second year of study.  Students will participate in a variety of activities, programs and expeditions run by schools, private outdoor recreation and education centres, government and non government organisations.  This experiential course is completed in the recreation industry with work placement being under the supervision of outdoor recreation professionals. The objectives in continuing industry practicum are that students maintain the relevant certifications required by industry standards to engage in safe practice. Accordingly, students need to maintain current certifications in: Aquatic Rescue Qualification (ARQ) or equivalent and Wilderness First Aid.
Students enrolled in the course as part of the Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation course are required to complete 100 hours in an approved area. The course is available only to Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation students.

HLTH2510 Exercise Health and Disease
This course considers the recently announced National Health Priorities of the Federal Government in relation to the interactions between physical activity, health status and disease risk factors. The course reviews in greater depth  common risk factors for ill health and chronic diseases such as obesity, insulin intolerance, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis and coronary artery disease and the implications for physical activity involvement by  people with these conditions. Students will be equipped with knowledge to determine appropriate modifications to exercise interventions and the precautions to apply when assisting people with chronic conditions to adopt safe and appropriate exercise habits in maintaining health and wellness. Students will also learn about effective communication and counselling skills in the presentation of key health screening initiatives and the promotion of wellness within the community.

HLTH2511 Sport and Recreation Management Industry Practicum 2A
Pre-requisite: HLTH1508 Sport & Rec Management Industry Practicum 1A
The aim of this course is to develop industry-ready practical skills required for employment in sport and recreation areas. Students studying the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management will be required to complete this industry-based practicum during their second year of study. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management course are required to complete 100 hours in an approved area. Depending on industry networks, students will participate in a variety of activities such as event management, sport development, marketing and public relations.
The course may be completed in a variety of ways depending on the particular placement – for example, a 5 week block in winter term, intensive accreditation courses or part-day periods for the whole academic year. The course is available only to Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management students.

HLTH2512 Sport and Recreation Management Industry Practicum 2B
Pre-requisite: HLTH2511 Sport & Rec Management Industry Practicum 2A
The aim of this course is to develop industry-ready practical skills required for employment in sport and recreation areas. Students studying the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management will be required to complete this industry-based practicum during their second year of study. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management course are required to complete 100 hours in an approved area. Depending on industry networks, students will participate in a variety of activities such as event management, sport development, marketing and public relations.
The course may be completed in a variety of ways depending on the particular placement – for example, a 5 week block in winter term, intensive accreditation courses or part-day periods for the whole academic year. The course is available only to Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management students.

HLTH2520 Health, Fitness and Performance Assessment
This course will develop the knowledge and ability to perform health risk screening and appraisal techniques specific to exercise programmes for health and wellness and sub maximal and maximal fitness testing and athlete profiling. Students will also develop effective practical skills in the presentation of key health screening initiatives and the promotion of wellness within the community.

HLTH2620 Population Approaches to Health Promotion.              
Pre-requisite: HLTH1620 Health Issues and Preventive Approaches
This course will build on the study of the theory of health promotion frameworks and strategies explored in HLTH1620 by applying these to the practice of health promotion at the individual and community levels. Students will explore the use sponsorship, mass media and small group interaction as tools for health promotion. The course will place emphasis on the emerging philosophy of providing supportive environments and creating opportunities for building resilience, through which individual and community health can be optimized. Students will study and apply methods to plan, implement, manage and evaluate health promotion programs targeted to specific at risk groups. Guest lecturers will present case studies of current health promotion campaigns for critical appraisal.

HLTH2920 Expeditions on Land
Pre-requisites: HLTH3205 Outdoor Education Teaching Methods (Bachelor of Health and Physical Education students only) and HLTH1930 Basic Expedition Skills (Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation students only)
This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to develop competencies and an understanding of undertaking land-based activities.  It will be possible to make a journey on foot or by bike in a safe and sustainable manner.

HLTH2930 Expeditions on Water
Pre-requisites: HLTH3205 Outdoor Education Teaching Methods (Bachelor of Health and Physical Education students only) and HLTH1930 Basic Expedition Skills (Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation students only)
This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to develop competencies and an understanding of undertaking activities based on water.  Principles for managing safe and sustainable participation in open and sheltered water will be covered.  Expeditions using kayaks, canoes and/or sail will be the focus of the course.

HLTH2940 Introduction to Roping and Challenging Courses
Pre-requisite: BOR students: HLTH2920 Expeditions on Land and HLTH2930 Expeditions on Water.
BHPE Students: HLTH3205 Outdoor Education Teaching Methods, HLTH2920 Expeditions on Land and HLTH2930 Expeditions on Water
Rock climbing, abseiling and the use of challenge ropes courses have increased considerably in the past few years. This course is designed to introduce students to the competencies required to operate safely when using these adventurous activities in both natural and man made circumstances.

HLTH3000 Health Education Method 1 
Pre-requisite: HLTH1620 Health Issues and Preventive Approaches (BHPE students only)
This course will explore issues that significantly impact on the social, physical and emotional health of school aged youth in Western Australia. The course will place emphasis on the methodology involved in the delivery of health education as well as developing a sound knowledge base about current health issues linked with the curriculum framework and student outcomes in health. Students will address broad mental health issues such as self esteem, resilience and bullying and drug education, especially tobacco, alcohol and analgesic use. Students will be provided with the opportunity to explore and familiarise themselves with health programs, projects and resources that are available in Western Australia and that significantly influence the nature health education teaching in schools.

HLTH3002 Biomedical Science Practicum A 
Pre-requisites: HLTH2210 Biochemistry
This course is designed to develop practical and theoretical skills that will enable students to work as a Biomedical Scientist. Students are required to complete 150 hours of practicum work in an approved area related to Biomedical Science. The Practicum is a vital learning experience where students can integrate and apply their professional knowledge, skills and abilities in a work integrated learning environment. Students will learn to apply scientific methodology and experimentation within a laboratory setting and to be able to communicate their findings in both written and oral forms. The course is available only to Bachelor of Biomedical Science students.

HLTH3003 Biomedical Science Practicum B
Pre-requisites: HLTH2210 Biochemistry, HLTH3002 Biomedical Science Practicum A
This course is designed to develop practical and theoretical skills that will enable students to work as a Biomedical Scientist. Students are required to complete 150 hours of practicum work in an approved area related to Biomedical Science. The Practicum is a vital learning experience where students can integrate and apply their professional knowledge, skills and abilities in a work integrated learning environment. Students will learn to apply scientific methodology and experimentation within a laboratory setting and to be able to communicate their findings in both written and oral forms. The course is available only to Bachelor of Biomedical Science students.

HLTH3100 Immunology
This course will build upon prior information learnt in other biomedical science courses, e.g. molecular and cell biology, microbiology and biochemistry.  This course will focus on the cellular and molecular basis of the immune system. The antigen-specific immune response will be considered in depth. The course will cover aspects of development and differentiation of B and T lymphocytes, antigen processing and presentation, lymphocyte activation and immune regulation. Topics for further study will be selected from: immunotherapy, autoimmunity, transplantation, immunodeficiency, mucosal immunity, lymphoproliferative diseases, cytokines, tumour immunology, and viral immunology.

HLTH3101 Nutrition for Health and Physical Activity
This course will examine the function, sources and absorption of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, major minerals, water and electrolytes, and the role these play in balanced nutrition. Additionally, this course will investigate dietary requirements through the life cycle, the requirements of athletes and those engaged in regular physical activity, the influence dietary habits may have on the onset of diseased conditions and other contemporary issues in nutrition. Tutorial activities will provide students with the opportunity to research and present a topic related to nutrition, wellness and physical performance. These topical presentations will provide a valuable resource, enhancing teaching and instruction in schools and in the community. This knowledge will provide skills that enable the student to analyse the appropriateness of various diets and food habits and determine and apply nutritional strategies that are effective in promoting health and wellness, decrease the incidence of disease conditions and optimise performance during physical activity.

HLTH3200 Pathology
Pre-requisites:  HLTH1030 Anatomy & Physiology of Body Systems and HLTH2210 Biochemistry
This course is designed to introduce students to fundamental concepts in general and systemic pathology. Students will undertake study in cell and tissue injury and the body's reaction to injury. The biological processes associated with ageing and neoplasia will be discussed.  The applications of the core concepts of general pathology such as necrosis, cellular adaptation, inflammation and thrombosis will be addressed in systemic pathology.

HLTH3205 Outdoor Education Teaching Methods
Outdoor education involves small groups of people participating in organized adventurous activities in natural settings and who primarily use themselves as the resource for solving problems. It is education conducted in and through the outdoors based on experiential education and wilderness philosophies and concepts of group encounter, indigenous knowledge, risk and challenge. This course is designed for teachers, youth leaders, and others who will coordinate outdoor education experiences for school or community groups. The course will cover the philosophical, theoretical, morals, values and the contexts within which outdoor education occurs, including urban and wilderness settings and will review the teaching methods required for the successful development of the OE curriculum.

HLTH3210 Exercise Physiology for Special Populations
This course will develop the students’ knowledge, understanding and competencies in exercise applications for various special groups within the community including individuals with movement disorders, for pregnant women and for those undergoing injury rehabilitation.  The course will also examine the factors that may influence exercise participation, health and sports injury rehabilitation. Students will develop skills that enable effective exercise programming and interventions for these groups of individuals.

HLTH3250 Infectious Disease
Pre-requisite: HLTH2300 Microbiology and HLTH3100 Immunology
The course will examine the inter-relationship between microbes and the human body.  It will examine the importance of the microbiota and how microbial pathogens specifically exploit the immune system to prevent their detection and elimination. Special attention will be paid to four common pathogens, HIV, Malaria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Influenza virus as these represent significant challenges to immunologists and clinicians as they lead to the death of millions of people throughout the world each year. We will also investigate the strategies for designing vaccines for these specific pathogens.
This course will build upon prior information learnt in other biomedical science courses, e.g. microbiology, immunology, biochemistry and pathology.

HLTH3300 Adapted and Inclusive Practice for Physical Education
Pre-requisites: HLTH1001 Physical Activity and Health (BOR Student), HLTH1202 Physical Performance Lab 2 (BHPE students only)
In this course students will identify and develop learning, teaching and assessment skills to support the various needs of people with sensory, physical and intellectual disabilities during physical activity sessions in educational settings.  The students will participate in practical activities that require them to plan, modify or adapt physically active learning experiences, as well as develop a deep understanding of the aetiology of, and specific limitations related to different disabilities.

HLTH3310 Reproductive Biology
Pre-requisite: HLTH1030 Anatomy and Physiology of Body Systems and BIOL1250 Molecular & Cellular Biology
This course is designed to introduce to students fundamental concepts of basic and clinical reproductive biology. Students will undertake study in early embryonic development including genetic determinants and sexual differentiation through to adult reproductive life, pregnancy, lactation and menopause. The common abnormalities and disease processes affecting the reproductive system will be addressed as well as laboratory procedures and investigations. There will be emphasis on recent advances in reproduction in areas such as prenatal testing, immunology and molecular biology of reproduction. The bioethical problems surrounding issues such as stem cell research and reproductive technology will be discussed.

HLTH3400 Human Genetics
Pre-requisite: HLTH2210 Biochemistry
Human genetics & evolution focuses on three main areas of study: the structure, organisation and expression of the human genome, the human gene mutations, and human genome evolution.  This includes the major features of the human genome, Mendelian inheritance, linkage analysis, proteomics, DNA cloning, genetics and cancer, genomic diversity, human ancestry and migration of Homo sapiens.  The course will develop in students a range of theoretical and practical skills that form an appropriate basis for subsequent professional development.

HLTH3401 Exercise Biomechanics
This course will examine the kinematic and kinetic variables that impact on movement during physical activity and sport. Additionally, the course will examine the forces acting on and applied by the body that may determine movement outcomes and identify factors and teaching implications that promote efficiency of movement. Tutorial activities will provide students with the opportunity to relate theoretical components to applied situations that will assist in the development of teaching strategies and appropriate skills practices.

HLTH3410 Advanced Biomechanics
Pre-requisite course HLTH3401: Exercise Biomechanics
This course will develop the biomechanical skills of students in the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science course beyond what they learn in the introductory biomechanics course. In particular their ability to quantify human movement and interpret their findings as they relate to improving sports performance and injury prevention will be advanced. There will also be an emphasis on mechanical analysis of human movement requiring students to develop their numerical skills.

HLTH3450 Neuroscience
Pre-requisite: HLTH1030 Anatomy and Physiology of Body Systems
This course introduces to students a more detailed study of the mammalian nervous system building on prior knowledge acquired in the previous studies. The course will cover the structure and function of neurons, the different functional neuronal subsystems and introduce basic concepts in the development of neural structures.

HLTH3505 Outdoor Recreation Industry Internship
Pre-requisite: HLTH2502 Outdoor Recreation Industry Practicum 2B
The aim of this course is to further develop industry-ready practical skills required for employment in the outdoor education and outdoor recreation industry. Students studying the Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation will be required to complete this industry-based practicum during their third year of study.  Students will participate in a variety of activities, programs and expeditions run by schools, private outdoor recreation and education centres, government and non government organisations.  This experiential course is completed in the recreation industry with work placement being under the supervision of outdoor recreation professionals. HPE3502 also comprises activities in career planning and professional development. The objectives in continuing industry practicum are that students maintain the relevant certifications required by industry standards to engage in safe practice. Accordingly, students need to maintain current certifications in Aquatic Rescue Qualification (ARQ) or equivalent and Wilderness First Aid
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation course are required to complete 150 hours in an approved area. The course is available only to Health Science students enrolled in the Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation.

HLTH3506 Health Promotion Industry Internship
Pre-requisite: HLTH2505 Preventive Health Industry Practicum 2B
This course comprises activities in career planning and professional development and places students in relevant health promotion settings under supervision of professionals. Compulsory lectures on career planning, resume preparation, job application and interview techniques will complement the internship experience. Students are placed in a relevant industry setting that is approved by the course coordinator. The internship may be completed in a variety of ways depending on the particular placement – for example, as a 5 week block in winter term or full or part-day periods for the whole academic year. This course is only available for students completing the Bachelor of Preventive Health.  Students enrolled in the HLTH3506 are required to complete 150 hours in an approved area. A maximum of two placements can be used to fulfil course requirements.

HLTH3507 Sport and Recreation Management Industry Internship
Pre-requisite: SRM students: HLTH2511 Sport and Recreation Management Industry Internship.
BCom (Mjr SRM) students: Completion of min 400 cps, with at least 4 of these courses relevant to the SRM major
This course comprises activities in career planning and professional development and places students in relevant recreation and sport settings under supervision of professionals. Compulsory lecturers on career planning, resume preparation, job application and interview techniques will complement the internship experience. Students are placed in a relevant industry setting that is approved by the course coordinator. The internship may be completed in a variety of ways depending on the particular placement – for example, as a 5 week block in winter term or part-day periods for the whole academic year. Students enrolled in the HPE 3507 are required to complete 150 hours in an approved area. A maximum of two placements can be used to fulfil course requirements.

HLTH3508 Health Promotion Industry Internship A
Pre-requisites: HLTH2505 Preventive Health Industry Practicum 2B
This course comprises activities in career planning and professional development and places students in relevant health promotion settings under supervision of professionals. Compulsory lectures on career planning, resume preparation, job application and interview techniques will complement the internship experience. Students are placed in a relevant industry setting that is approved by the course coordinator. The internship may be completed in a variety of ways depending on the particular placement – for example, as a 5 week block in winter term or full or part-day periods for the whole academic year.
Students enrolled in the Preventive Health Industry Internship course are required to complete 150 hours over 1 year in an approved area. A maximum of two placements can be used to fulfil course requirements.

HLTH3509 Health Promotion Industry Internship B
Pre-requisite: HLTH3508 Preventive Health Industry Internship A
This course comprises activities in career planning and professional development and places students in relevant health promotion settings under supervision of professionals. Compulsory lectures on career planning, resume preparation, job application and interview techniques will complement the internship experience. Students are placed in a relevant industry setting that is approved by the course coordinator. The internship may be completed in a variety of ways depending on the particular placement – for example, as a 5 week block in winter term or full or part-day periods for the whole academic year. This course is only available for students completing the Bachelor of Preventive Health.
Students enrolled in the Preventive Health Industry Internship course are required to complete 150 hours over 1 year in an approved area. A maximum of two placements can be used to fulfil course requirements.

HLTH3510 Exercise and Sports Science Industry Internship A
Pre-requisites: HLTH2507 Exercise and Sport Science Industry Practicum and HLTH2520 Health and Fitness Appraisal and Counselling 
This course comprises activities in career planning and professional development and places students in relevant exercise and sport science settings under the supervision of suitably qualified and accredited professionals in the exercise and sport sciences domains. Compulsory lectures on career planning, resume preparation, job application and interview techniques will complement the internship experience. The practicum requires the student to complete 150 hours practicum. This incorporates such aspects as functional capacity assessment, competency in prescribing and modifying exercise protocols for apparently healthy people. Students wishing to specialise in the sport sciences domain may complete their practicum working with sporting teams or elite athletes under the supervision of an ESSA accredited sport scientist.

HLTH3511 Exercise and Sports Science Industry Internship B
Pre-requisite: Exercise and Sports Science Industry Internship A
This course comprises activities in career planning and professional development and places students in relevant exercise and sport science settings under the supervision of suitably qualified and accredited professionals in the exercise and sport sciences domains. Compulsory lectures on career planning, resume preparation, job application and interview techniques will complement the internship experience. The practicum requires the student to complete 150 hours practicum. This incorporates such aspects as functional capacity assessment, competency in prescribing and modifying exercise protocols for apparently healthy people. Students wishing to specialise in the sport sciences domain may complete their practicum working with sporting teams or elite athletes under the supervision of an ESSA accredited sport scientist.

HLTH3512 Outdoor Recreation Industry Internship A
Pre-requisite: BOR students: HLTH2508 Outdoor Recreation Industry Practicum 2A. BHPE (OE major) students: HLTH1920 Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Experiential Context, HLTH4206 Outdoor Education, HLTH2940 Introduction to Roping and Challenging Courses
The aim of this course is to further develop industry-ready practical skills required for employment in the outdoor education and outdoor recreation industry.  Students studying the Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation will be required to complete this industry-based practicum during their third year of study.  Students will participate in a variety of activities, programs and expeditions run by schools, private outdoor recreation and education centres, government and non government organisations.  This experiential course is completed in the recreation industry with work placement being under the supervision of outdoor recreation professionals. In addition the course will comprise activities in career planning and professional development. The objectives in continuing industry practicum are that students maintain the relevant certifications required by industry standards to engage in safe practice. Accordingly, students need to maintain current certifications in: Aquatic Rescue Qualification (ARQ) or equivalent and Wilderness First Aid.
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation course are required to complete 150 hours in an approved area. The course is available only to Health Science students.

HLTH3513 Outdoor Recreation Industry Internship B
Pre-requisite: BOR students: HLTH2508 Outdoor Recreation Industry Practicum 2A, HLTH3512 Outdoor Recreation Industry Internship A. BHPE (OE major) students: HLTH1920 Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Experiential Context, HLTH4206 Outdoor Education, HLTH2940 Introduction to Roping and Challenging Courses
The aim of this course is to further develop industry-ready practical skills required for employment in the outdoor education and outdoor recreation industry.  Students studying the Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation will be required to complete this industry-based practicum during their third year of study.  Students will participate in a variety of activities, programs and expeditions run by schools, private outdoor recreation and education centres, government and non government organisations.  This experiential course is completed in the recreation industry with work placement being under the supervision of outdoor recreation professionals. In addition the course will comprise activities in career planning and professional development. The objectives in continuing industry practicum are that students maintain the relevant certifications required by industry standards to engage in safe practice. Accordingly, students need to maintain current certifications in: Aquatic Rescue Qualification (ARQ) or equivalent and Wilderness First Aid.
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation course are required to complete 150 hours in an approved area. The course is available only to Health Science students.

HLTH3514 Sport and Recreation Management Industry Internship A
Pre-requisite: SRM students: HLTH2512 Sport and Recreation Management Industry Practicum 2B. BCom (Mjr SRM) students: Completion of min 400 cps, with at least 4 of these courses relevant to the SRM major
This course comprises activities in career planning and professional development and places students in relevant recreation and sport settings under supervision of professionals. Compulsory lecturers on career planning, resume preparation, job application and interview techniques will complement the internship experience. Students are placed in a relevant industry setting that is approved by the course coordinator. The internship may be completed in a variety of ways depending on the particular placement – for example, as a 5 week block in winter term or part-day periods for the whole academic year.
Students enrolled in the course are required to complete 150 hours in an approved area. A maximum of two placements can be used to fulfil course requirements.

HLTH3515 Sport and Recreation Management Industry Internship B
Pre-requisite: SRM students: HLTH3514 Sport and Recreation Management Industry Internship A. BCom (Mjr SRM) students: Completion of min 400 cps, with at least 4 of these courses relevant to the SRM major
This course comprises activities in career planning and professional development and places students in relevant recreation and sport settings under supervision of professionals. Compulsory lecturers on career planning, resume preparation, job application and interview techniques will complement the internship experience. Students are placed in a relevant industry setting that is approved by the course coordinator. The internship may be completed in a variety of ways depending on the particular placement – for example, as a 5 week block in winter term or part-day periods for the whole academic year.
Students enrolled in the course are required to complete 150 hours in an approved area. A maximum of two placements can be used to fulfil course requirements.

HLTH3600 Sports Event Management for Teachers
Pre-requisite: HLTH1202 Physical Performance Laboratory II
This course will provide students with both practical and theoretical exposure to the planning, promotion and administration of a wide variety of sporting events in both primary and secondary school settings.  Events covered range from traditional sports carnival, whole school field days, inter school competitions to interstate events.

HLTH3610 Community Approaches to Health Promotion
Environmental and mass media approaches to Health Promotion, explored in HLTH1620 and HLTH2620 are often used as a base to set and support community based health promotion. The primary purpose of community approaches to health promotion is to empower individuals and communities to gain control over the determinants of their own health. This is achieved through capacity building, forming mutually beneficial partnerships, community organisation, community development and community participation. This course will explore these aspects of community based health promotion with specific reference to the aged, youth and disabled. Specific community based health promotion projects such as 'Safe Seniors', 'Gone Fishing' and 'Just Walk It' will be drawn upon as exemplars. Skills, tools and competencies required for working in community based health promotion will also be explored. This course may be taken as an elective by students in other Colleges with the permission of the course coordinator.

HLTH3620 Health Sciences Research
Evaluation is a fundamental part of any health promotion project. It provides a systematic assessment of the degree to which an intervention is meeting its objectives. In applying evaluation in an integrated manner, programs can achieve greater success in meeting desired aims and provide greater understanding about what changed and how that change came about. This course will explore different evaluation methods and how to develop evaluations for specific purposes.  It will also examine how building evaluation into health promotion activities allows the health promotion practitioner to determine how to develop an intervention best suited to the circumstances, how the intervention worked in practice, who benefited and how and what should be done differently next time. A range of health promotion research and evaluated projects such as The School Health and Alcohol Harm Reduction Project, Leavers Live and the Gatehouse Project will be drawn upon as exemplars along with projects studied in HLTH1620, HLTH2620 and HLTH3610. Skills, tools and competencies required for evaluating health promotion projects will also be explored.

HLTH3700 The Australian Sports System
Explores the historical, social and political aspects of the current organisational structure of sport and recreation in Australia from the national to local levels in both the non-Government and Government sectors. Emphasis will be on understanding the key relationships within and between sectors; sport and recreation planning processes in local government; funding and sponsorship; the relationship with other stakeholders such as the media; and impact of professional sport on grassroots sport; and sport policy challenges. The course is designed to deliver outcomes that enable students to gain employment in the sport and recreation industry. Emphasis will be placed on understanding, describing, documenting, and developing planning techniques and skills expected in the sport system workplace.

HLTH3800 Physical Education Teaching Methods
Pre-requisite: EDUC2894 School Experience 1: Health and Physical Education, HLTH2204 Physical Performance Lab 4
This course is a prerequisite for EDUC3894 School Experience II and compulsory for students studying the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education.  This course consolidates Physical Education teaching methods and is appropriate for both primary and secondary education students. This course will explore the spectrum of teaching styles that can be used in physical education, develop an appreciation of their effectiveness in varying settings, model these styles and demonstrate teaching strategies suitable for both the gymnasium and outdoor settings.  Students will demonstrate their capacity to select and implement appropriate teaching methods for a variety of sports and physical activity through peer teaching and critical self reflection.

HLTH3940 Expedition Planning and Implementation
Pre-requisite: HLTH2940 Introduction to Roping and Challenging Courses (BOR students only)
This course requires students to synthesis the knowledge and skills in outdoor leadership to fully design and manage an expedition. The expedition will be for a minimum duration of five days and four nights.  Students are required to demonstrate the effective integration of environmental knowledge, Outdoor leadership, the principles of planning to set suitable expedition goals, design, implementation and evaluation of an effective program will be explored in detail. Students will develop a detailed expedition proposal including all organizational, administrative and risk management protocols; maintain a comprehensive log book of the expedition, complete a reflective diary and conduct a presentation on their expedition. The course will assist in the development of the graduate attributes of communication, critical and reflective thinking, technical competence, ethical responsibility and team work.

HLTH4000 Health Education Method 2
Pre-requisite: HLTH3000 Health Education Method 1
This course will explore the social view of health, the interaction of its multiple determinants enabling students to understand that the changing nature of these interactions can have a significant affect on the health on adolescents and respond in ways that promote and protect health for all. Health issues are ever changing and this course will emphasise the use of an inquiry process as a framework to define and explore current and future health issues. This course will also emphasise the role that health education in schools has in responding to adolescent health issues and promoting health by exploring best practice classroom based and whole of school approaches. Although this course will promote social and emotional well being, students will address mental health issues such as loss and grief; depression, eating disorders and other mental illnesses; drug education, specifically illicit drug education; and healthy relationship education. Students will explore and familiarise themselves with appropriate resources available in Western Australian schools that address these issues. They will also participate in the interactive modelling of classroom-based activities from these resources.

HLTH4001 Supervised Honours Biomedical Science
The purpose of the course is to teach students advanced research skills including design, planning and implementation of a research project and data analysis. The course is also designed to enhance communication skills in both oral and written forms. Students will undertake a critical appraisal of the literature in their chosen field of study with the purpose of identifying recent advances, concepts and to frame research questions. At the completion of the research project the student will present a thesis for examination and will present their research findings in a final seminar to the school of health sciences.  The student will work with the supervisor to translate the key findings from the thesis into peer reviewed publications.

HLTH4002 Supervised Honours Biomedical Science
The purpose of the course is to teach students advanced research skills including design, planning and implementation of a research project and data analysis. The course is also designed to enhance communication skills in both oral and written forms. Students will undertake a critical appraisal of the literature in their chosen field of study with the purpose of identifying recent advances, concepts and to frame research questions. At the completion of the research project the student will present a thesis for examination and will present their research findings in a final seminar to the school of health sciences.  The student will work with the supervisor to translate the key findings from the thesis into peer reviewed publications.

HLTH4003 Supervised Honours Biomedical Science
The purpose of the course is to teach students advanced research skills including design, planning and implementation of a research project and data analysis. The course is also designed to enhance communication skills in both oral and written forms. Students will undertake a critical appraisal of the literature in their chosen field of study with the purpose of identifying recent advances, concepts and to frame research questions. At the completion of the research project the student will present a thesis for examination and will present their research findings in a final seminar to the school of health sciences.  The student will work with the supervisor to translate the key findings from the thesis into peer reviewed publications.

HLTH4005 Supervised Honours - Health Promotion
The purpose of the course is to teach students advanced research skills including design, planning and implementation of a research project and data analysis. The course is also designed to enhance communication skills in both oral and written forms. Students will undertake a critical appraisal of the literature in their chosen field of study with the purpose of identifying recent advances, concepts and to frame research questions. At the completion of the research project the student will present a thesis for examination and will present their research findings in a final seminar to the school of health sciences.  The student will work with the supervisor to translate the key findings from the thesis into peer reviewed publications.

HLTH4006 Supervised Honours - Health Promotion
The purpose of the course is to teach students advanced research skills including design, planning and implementation of a research project and data analysis. The course is also designed to enhance communication skills in both oral and written forms. Students will undertake a critical appraisal of the literature in their chosen field of study with the purpose of identifying recent advances, concepts and to frame research questions. At the completion of the research project the student will present a thesis for examination and will present their research findings in a final seminar to the school of health sciences.  The student will work with the supervisor to translate the key findings from the thesis into peer reviewed publications.

HLTH4007 Supervised Honours - Health Promotion
The purpose of the course is to teach students advanced research skills including design, planning and implementation of a research project and data analysis. The course is also designed to enhance communication skills in both oral and written forms. Students will undertake a critical appraisal of the literature in their chosen field of study with the purpose of identifying recent advances, concepts and to frame research questions. At the completion of the research project the student will present a thesis for examination and will present their research findings in a final seminar to the school of health sciences.  The student will work with the supervisor to translate the key findings from the thesis into peer reviewed publications.

HLTH4008 Supervised Honours - Health Promotion
The purpose of the course is to teach students advanced research skills including design, planning and implementation of a research project and data analysis. The course is also designed to enhance communication skills in both oral and written forms. Students will undertake a critical appraisal of the literature in their chosen field of study with the purpose of identifying recent advances, concepts and to frame research questions. At the completion of the research project the student will present a thesis for examination and will present their research findings in a final seminar to the school of health sciences.  The student will work with the supervisor to translate the key findings from the thesis into peer reviewed publications.

HLTH4009 Supervised Honours Health Science
The purpose of the course is to teach students advanced research skills including design, planning and implementation of a research project and data analysis. The course is also designed to enhance communication skills in both oral and written forms. Students will undertake a critical appraisal of the literature in their chosen field of study with the purpose of identifying recent advances, concepts and to frame research questions. At the completion of the research project the student will present a thesis for examination and will present their research findings in a final seminar to the school of health sciences.  The student will work with the supervisor to translate the key findings from the thesis into peer reviewed publications.

HLTH4010 Supervised Honours Health Science
The purpose of the course is to teach students advanced research skills including design, planning and implementation of a research project and data analysis. The course is also designed to enhance communication skills in both oral and written forms. Students will undertake a critical appraisal of the literature in their chosen field of study with the purpose of identifying recent advances, concepts and to frame research questions. At the completion of the research project the student will present a thesis for examination and will present their research findings in a final seminar to the school of health sciences.  The student will work with the supervisor to translate the key findings from the thesis into peer reviewed publications.

HLTH4011 Supervised Honours Health Science
The purpose of the course is to teach students advanced research skills including design, planning and implementation of a research project and data analysis. The course is also designed to enhance communication skills in both oral and written forms. Students will undertake a critical appraisal of the literature in their chosen field of study with the purpose of identifying recent advances, concepts and to frame research questions. At the completion of the research project the student will present a thesis for examination and will present their research findings in a final seminar to the school of health sciences.  The student will work with the supervisor to translate the key findings from the thesis into peer reviewed publications.

HLTH4012 Supervised Honours Health Science
The purpose of the course is to teach students advanced research skills including design, planning and implementation of a research project and data analysis. The course is also designed to enhance communication skills in both oral and written forms. Students will undertake a critical appraisal of the literature in their chosen field of study with the purpose of identifying recent advances, concepts and to frame research questions. At the completion of the research project the student will present a thesis for examination and will present their research findings in a final seminar to the school of health sciences.  The student will work with the supervisor to translate the key findings from the thesis into peer reviewed publications.

HLTH4206 Outdoor Education
Pre-requisite: HLTH3205 Outdoor Education Teaching Methods (Bachelor of Health and Physical Education students only)
This course consolidates information presented in Outdoor Education 1. In Course II students will explore the concept of Journeying in the following two areas, on Land and Water. They will develop an appreciation of the importance of minimum impact travel and camping and demonstrate an understanding of the clothing and equipment required to operate safely in outdoor settings. Students will demonstrate their capacity to plan and implement journeys on land and water with particular reference to a safety management plan, an accident response kit and budgeting.  Attendance at both lectures and camps is compulsory.

HLTH4900 Reading and Conference
This course will develop an understanding of the applied research process linked to the development of a student thesis research proposal. Skills pertaining to the gathering, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of research findings will be developed to a high standard. This course will develop within the student the capacity to extensively gather and analyse existing information and to disseminate new data and knowledge in the research context through the written and seminar format.

HLTH4990 Advanced Research Methods, Statistics and Ethics in Health Science
This course develops more advanced knowledge of research processes in health science with specific orientation into the research domain the student will be researching. Students will be introduced to more advanced research designs and statistical procedures related to these designs. An understanding of statistical power and effect size will enable estimation of sample size for research projects.  Students will be expected to achieve a working knowledge of the common statistical procedures using SPSS.  An understanding of the NHMRC guidelines for the conduct of human research will be a key to developing an Human Ethics proposal for their intended research project. Students will work closely with their academic supervisor in the development of the research topic.

HLTH6000 Supervised Dissertation Biomedical Science
The supervised dissertation course is undertaken as part of the Master of Exercise Science degree.  The Master of Exercise Science program comprises both course work and a research component.  In the supervised dissertation course the student will need to display a level of independence to design, develop and execute a research project that will lead to an original contribution to the field or area of professional practice.  Students have to undertake a thorough literature review of the research topic to identify the major gaps in the field of knowledge that make the project a novel contribution.  Students have to present a research proposal to the School of Health Sciences in both oral and written form.  At the completion of the research project the student will present a thesis for examination and will give a final seminar.  The student will work with the supervisor to publish key findings in peer reviewed journal articles.

HLTH6001 Supervised Dissertation Biomedical Science
The supervised dissertation course is undertaken as part of the Master of Exercise science degree. The Master of Exercise Science program comprises both course work and a research component.  In the supervised dissertation course the student will need to display a level of independence to design, develop and execute a research project that will lead to an original contribution to the field or area of professional practice.  Students have to undertake a thorough literature review of the research topic to identify the major gaps in the field of knowledge that make the project a novel contribution. Students have to present a research proposal to the School of Health Sciences in both oral and written form.  At the completion of the research project the student will present a thesis for examination and will give a final seminar. The student will work with the supervisor to publish key findings in peer reviewed journal articles.

HLTH6002 Supervised Dissertation Biomedical Science
The supervised dissertation course is undertaken as part of the Master of Exercise Science degree.  The Master of Exercise Science program comprises both course work and a research component.  In the supervised dissertation course the student will need to display a level of independence to design, develop and execute a research project that will lead to an original contribution to the field or area of professional practice.  Students have to undertake a thorough literature review of the research topic to identify the major gaps in the field of knowledge that make the project a novel contribution.  Students have to present a research proposal to the School of Health Sciences in both oral and written form.  At the completion of the research project the student will present a thesis for examination and will give a final seminar.  The student will work with the supervisor to publish key findings in peer reviewed journal articles.

HLTH6003 Supervised Dissertation Biomedical Science
The supervised dissertation course is undertaken as part of the Master of Exercise Science degree.  The master of exercise science course comprises both course work and a research component.  In the supervised dissertation course the student will need to display a level of independence to design, develop and execute a research project that will lead to an original contribution to the field or area of professional practice.  Students have to undertake a thorough literature review of the research topic to identify the major gaps in the field of knowledge that make the project a novel contribution.  Students have to present a research proposal to the School of Health Sciences in both oral and written form. At the completion of the research project the student will present a thesis for examination and will give a final seminar.  The student will work with the supervisor to publish key findings in peer reviewed journal articles.

HLTH6004 Supervised Dissertation Health Science
The supervised dissertation course is undertaken as part of the Master of Exercise Science degree. The Master of Exercise Science program comprises both course work and a research component.  In the supervised dissertation course the student will need to display a level of independence to design, develop and execute a research project that will lead to an original contribution to the field or area of professional practice.  Students have to undertake a thorough literature review of the research topic to identify the major gaps in the field of knowledge that make the project a novel contribution.  Students have to present a research proposal to the School of Health Sciences in both oral and written form. At the completion of the research project the student will present a thesis for examination and will give a final seminar.  The student will work with the supervisor to publish key findings in peer reviewed journal articles.

HLTH6005 Supervised Dissertation Health Science
The supervised dissertation course is undertaken as part of the Master of Exercise Science degree. The Master of Exercise Science course comprises both course work and a research component.  In the supervised dissertation course the student will need to display a level of independence to design, develop and execute a research project that will lead to an original contribution to the field or area of professional practice.  Students have to undertake a thorough literature review of the research topic to identify the major gaps in the field of knowledge that make the project a novel contribution.  Students have to present a research proposal to the School of Health Sciences in both oral and written form.  At the completion of the research project the student will present a thesis for examination and will give a final seminar.  The student will work with the supervisor to publish key findings in peer reviewed journal articles.

HLTH6006 Supervised Dissertation Health Science
The supervised dissertation course is undertaken as part of the Master of Exercise Science degree.  The Master of Exercise Science program comprises both course work and a research component.  In the supervised dissertation course the student will need to display a level of independence to design, develop and execute a research project that will lead to an original contribution to the field or area of professional practice.  Students have to undertake a thorough literature review of the research topic to identify the major gaps in the field of knowledge that make the project a novel contribution.  Students have to present a research proposal to the School of Health Sciences in both oral and written form.  At the completion of the research project the student will present a thesis for examination and will give a final seminar.  The student will work with the supervisor to publish key findings in peer reviewed journal articles.

HLTH6007 Supervised Dissertation Health Science
The supervised dissertation course is undertaken as part of the Master of Exercise Science degree.  The Master of Exercise Science program comprises both course work and a research component.  In the supervised dissertation course the student will need to display a level of independence to design, develop and execute a research project that will lead to an original contribution to the field or area of professional practice.  Students have to undertake a thorough literature review of the research topic to identify the major gaps in the field of knowledge that make the project a novel contribution.  Students have to present a research proposal to the School of Health Sciences in both oral and written form.  At the completion of the research project the student will present a thesis for examination and will give a final seminar.  The student will work with the supervisor to publish key findings in peer reviewed journal articles.

HLTH6008 Multidimensional Coaching Practice
The aim of this course is to develop advanced coaching and leadership skills from range of multidisciplinary perspectives with a focus on the development of coaching philosophy and subsequent application to practice. Students will examine specific case studies and apply integrated approaches in the areas of skill acquisition, psychological, and developmental disciplinary knowledge.

HLTH6009 Performance Technology and Analysis for Coaches
This course will allow students to collect real-time data from a number of commonly-used devices in elite sport, identify the most relevant information from large amounts of data, and develop the skills required to critically analyse the data using contemporary software platforms to develop optimal training programs and enhance athlete and team performance. The use of technology in sport to measure performance has risen in popularity due to ease of accessibility, lower cost, and reduction in size. Athletes and teams are always looking to gain a competitive edge over their rivals, and the ability of a coach to collect, analyse, identify, and effectively disseminate the most important data to other coaches and their athletes is a highly desirable skill.

HLTH6010 Leadership and Culture in Sport
Leadership is the key to a successful organisation. This course will provide students with a clear understanding of the important contribution culture and leadership plays in holistic athlete centred approaches to coaching. A focus will be on the key contributors to positive sporting club culture. This will include critical analysis of leadership styles and values in sporting settings, emotional intelligence and equitable practice regarding gender, race and other social issues, with an emphasis on developing socially responsible leaders.

HLTH6011 Professional Practice in High Performance Sport
This course develops student’s professional skills and business understanding in high-performance sport. Students will complete a series of practicum observations in the high-performance coaching environment across various sports/athlete groups. Further, students will examine the fundamentals of sports business and management to better prepare for working within the professional sport setting. For the final component, students will develop the essential skills required to support athletes experiencing a mental health problem or crisis via completion of the internationally acclaimed Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training.

HLTH6012 Applications of Advanced Strength and Conditioning
This course will provide an advanced examination of physiological adaptions associated with various forms of athletic programming. Reflecting current trends in programming and exercise prescription, this course will also explore evidence based practice designed to enhance the development of different athletic attributes within various athletic settings. Students will learn and demonstrate practical skills associated with the coaching of common resistance training exercises and various communication methods to enhance the athlete learning environment.

HLTH6013 Integrated Approaches to Athlete Health and Performance
This course will explore three core components within high performance sport; injury prevention, athlete recovery and performance nutrition. Students will develop an understanding of common approaches and applied methods in each distinct component. Further, students will critically analyse research investigating specific techniques in order to evaluate the impact of these on athlete health and performance. This course equips students with a sound understanding of key scientific principles and current evidence-based methodologies within each domain, with the ultimate goal of optimising athlete’s health, wellness and long-term performance.

HLTH6014 Evidence Based Coaching Practice
Pre-requisite Course(s):
HLTH6008 Multidimensional Coaching Practice
HLTH6009 Performance Technology and Analysis for Coaches
HLTH6010 Leadership and Culture in Sport
HLTH6011 Professional Practice in High Performance Sport
HLTH6012 Applications of Advanced Strength and Conditioning
PHIL6020 Ethical Issues in Professional Life
Co-requisite Course(s):  HLTH6013 Integrated Approaches to Athlete Health and Performance

This is the capstone course of the Graduate Diploma High Performance Coaching and Leadership. The reflection and application of previous program content will allow students to develop an integrated, multifaceted understanding of the coaching environment, their coaching ability, and implementation of evidence based best-practice in the holistic development of athletes for a chosen sport. Successful completion of this course will see students present a portfolio that reflects their understanding of leadership, culture and community, combined with psychology, skill acquisition, training and performance analysis and needs of athletes, culminating in a best-practice coaching plan of action.

HLTH6990 Advanced Research Methods, Statistics and Ethics in Health Science
This course develops more advanced knowledge of research processes in health science with specific orientation into the research domain the student will be researching. Students will be introduced to more advanced research designs and statistical procedures related to these designs. An understanding of statistical power and effect size will enable estimation of sample size for research projects.  Students will be expected to achieve a working knowledge of the common statistical procedures using SPSS.  An understanding of the NHMRC guidelines for the conduct of human research will be a key to developing an Human Ethics proposal for their intended research project. Students will work closely with their academic supervisor in the development of the research topic.